UK Staycation Ideas 

London is an incredibly popular destination for visitors to the UK as well as residents. As the capital, there really is something for everyone to enjoy in and around the city. 

But, London isn't the only place that makes our wonderful country appealing, there are plenty of incredible places you can enjoy. More and more Brits are choosing to holiday in the country and it's not hard to see why.

Whether you're looking for a city break or a country escape, Britain has a lot to offer. The Meashams team love exploring our island and we're full of exciting UK staycation ideas to inspire your next trip. You can also take a look at our tips for making your holiday more sustainable too!

Fun UK staycation ideas 

There are so many places that you can enjoy. Check out some of our UK staycation ideas and start planning your next break today.

City breaks 

London has a lot to offer, but there are many other cities all over the UK that you can enjoy and explore. Consider places like: Liverpool, York, Newcastle, Bath, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Leeds, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Harrogate, and Belfast.

panoramic view over Edinburgh city


Cornwall really is unlike anywhere else in the UK. The dramatic coastline will make you feel as though you're in a tropical paradise. As well as the gorgeous coastal walks, you'll get to enjoy the rich local heritage and unique cuisine.

The Lake District 

The Lake District has been popular with holiday makers for centuries. It's most famous for the stunning national park and beautiful lakes. There are lots of activities for those who love the outdoors, from walks to water sports, castles to cycle challenges. Make sure you also try the gingerbread in Grasmere. 


Wales is an incredible part of the UK. It's full of history and culture, as well as luscious scenery and challenging outdoor pursuits. Watch performances in the Wales Millennium Centre, explore the stunning mountain ranges by foot, car or bike, enjoy stunning landscaped gardens, and learn more about the area's history in their dramatic castles. 

Check out our tips for a fun family road trip here

sunset on a marina and moored boats in Wales


Scotland is more than worth the journey up from London. It's a stunning part of the UK and we're sure you'll love the friendly culture all the locals share. Boasting the UK's highest mountain, vibrant cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, and some of the most remote, gorgeous scenery whether you're just over the English border or right in the Highlands. 


Norfolk is a stunning part of the UK. It has a varied and beautiful coastline and the famous Norfolk Broads cover an impressive 125 miles. You can travel across the whole of the Broads by boat, and coasting holidays are always popular as it's such a unique way to explore the area.


Rich in history, Northumberland is a fantastic retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Miles of gorgeous countryside is yours to explore and you can take in lots of the impressive remains of Hadrian's Wall. Whether in-land or by the coast, you'll find something sensational.

We hope that our UK staycation ideas have given you some inspiration for your next getaway. Don't forget to create the perfect road trip playlist, bring along delicous snacks for the ride, and keep the family entertained with these car games. Your holiday should begin with the travel, not when you arrive!

If you need a car or minibus to make your next UK break a reality, please get in touch today. 

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